The Dark Night of Anti-Semitism in Turkey

(Jerusalem Post) Matt A. Hanson - On Aug. 3, the independent Turkish news platform T24 released a video from a children's summer camp. More than 50 girls covered in floral hijabs faced the camera, with a dozen more standing behind them in black burkas. They raised their fists as a young female leader screamed in Turkish: "Jews!" The chorus responded: "Death!" "Palestinians!" she yelled. "Will be saved," they answered. "You experience anti-Semitism in Turkey at every level and interaction," said Henri J. Barkey, Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University and a former U.S. State Department adviser who grew up in a Sephardi family in Istanbul. "Anti-Semitism in Turkey is at its peak now."

2019-10-24 00:00:00

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